Are your windows fogged up and nothing you do seems to work to remove the smokiness? Poor room heating, insufficient ventilation, problems with thermal insulation, and excess moisture in the atmosphere are all causes of fogged-up windows in homes. All it takes is one of these to occur, and you have got fogged-up windows.

Condensation occurs when you notice droplets on your windowpane. Condensation indicates that the humidity level in your home is too high. If you ignore the condensation, you may develop a mildew problem and, eventually, rotting wood.

Since nothing is wrong with the window, the condensation and dew will dry up when the temperature on both sides of the glass returns to normal, or when it ends up getting hotter outside. Nevertheless, if the fogging persists, you may have a seal failure or moisture buildup. When you look closely at the window, you'll notice that the condensation is between the glass panes.

Understanding defogging

Defogging is a window treatment technique that removes water between the glass panes by drilling tiny holes on the outside pane and allowing the space to dry properly before closing the access points.

Based on the quantity of moisture inside, the entire process can take up to two months. Even if no moisture is found, it is still a two-step process that will take time to complete. Furthermore, while your window will be nice and dry at first, it usually takes several weeks or months before the effect is permanent and your window is considered defogged.

The argon gas is not replaced during defogging, so the R-Value does not improve and remains at 4.2 for the dual-pane and around 5.6 for the triple pane. Furthermore, defogging is a relatively new process with its own set of issues, including the possibility of fogging from another break in another part of the window.

Concluding thoughts

Furthermore, there are still heated debates about the efficacy of the defogging process, which has a 50/50 chance of failing. If you decide to defog your window and take the risk, make sure you hire a professional with a money-back guarantee; however, if you are extremely concerned about thermal temperature, the best advice would be to avoid it entirely.

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